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Video GameCall of Duty Modern Warfare (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.


Call of Duty (COD) and Modern Warfare are games that recreate the adrenaline of being in a warzone. The games have walked the line between glamorising this kind of heroic violence and recreating the horror of the experience. Either way, these are games designed for entertainment more than a mature consideration of the ethics of warfare.

Played from a first-person perspective, these games take considerable skill to master. Although the setting, weaponry, narrative and game modes are developed and enhanced each year, the core experience remains the same.

Having added Battle Royale modes to the game for a few years since Fortnite's success, in 2020 the game launched a free-to-play battle royale version called Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4 and Xbox One, that attracted over six million users in just 24 hours since launch.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (16 online)

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Developer: Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard)




Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete. Each game in the series provides a relatively short narrative adventure but it is the online multiplayer aspect of the game that is most popular and absorbs the most time.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game. How many players can play on one system varies between games although there is a trend away from split-screen in more recent offerings.

Cross-Platform: You can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone with people on other systems: Xbox One, PS4, PC.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019) received a PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for anyone below this age. This rating has been given due to violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters., motiveless killing of innocent characters, graphic violence and use of strong language. Not suitable for persons below 18 years of age.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although rated for older play, this is a game that older teenagers are keen to play because of the competitive aspect and seeing video streamers play online.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. Game is available to individuals aged 13 or older. If you are under 18 years of age, you and your parent or guardian must review this Agreement and the Privacy Policy together.


Call of Duty Modern Warfare usually costs £19.99 to £59.99.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare: Digital Standard Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £59.99

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

PlayStation Store PS4 £59.99

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Steam Store PC £19.99

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) - Multiplayer

Steam Store PC £19.99
App Store Mac £19.99

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Steam Store PC £29.99

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Steam Store PC £34.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Call of Duty Modern Warfare Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@InfinityWard) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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